The Red Lake River is one of a
few state canoe routes in Northwest Minnesota. It flows west from
the Upper/Lower Red Lake to the Red River in East Grand Forks.
Recently completed the Red Lake
River Rendezvous (2007) to celebrate 40 years of being designated a
canoe route. Pictures and a blog are available at the above
website for the entire thirteen day trip.
Northwest Minnesota is at the
junction of three biomes, providing ample opportunities to watch
This group has a
wonderful web site at www.mnbirdtrail.com that
contains birding information, maps, and contact information.
A birding guide is available
that lists all forty-five sites and emphasizes: features, best visiting
times, native birds, contacts and other related notes. Please see
the website for more information.
Birding festivals are held in
Detroit Lakes and Morris.
This route tracks from Greenbush to Baudette across
the north part of Minnesota along Highway 11.
protected state flower, the Lady Slipper, is featured. (photo example
to the right). These plants require very unique soil conditions and
seven years of maturation before blooming. They are very hard to
establish and transplant.
The DNR estimates that there are
also more than two million orchids along this route, that bloom from the the
beginning of May through September.
An annual festival occurs in
Williams, which includes presentations, door prizes, refreshments and a self
guided tour. A free wildflower route brochure can be received by
calling 1-800-382-3474 or by visiting http://www.lakeofthewoodsmn.com/drvwildflower.asp
The Prairie Passage represents an
international effort to identify/preserve native prairie.
Restoration, protection and
education are all practiced.
states, as well as Canada and Mexico are involved in the route. In Minnesota,
the 600-mile Prairie Passage route meanders down the western side of the state,
from Hallock to Luverne, and along I-90 in the far south between Luverne and
A brochure is available online from the
Minnesota Department of Transportation. To access, please click here.:
The MOM's Way Tourism
Association's mission is to nurture and promote tourism along highways
11 and 12 spanning across Manitoba, Minnesota and Ontario. The
Association operates as an independent, nonprofit organization
representing a membership that is comprised of businesses and
communities working together to make your visit enjoyable, relaxing and
Members include tourism related
businesses, municipalities, regional districts and chambers of commerce.
Website can be found at
www.momsway.com with detailed
information regarding campgrounds, golf courses, travel tips, native
heritage, places to eat and much more!